Helping the bees and pollinators is what we do. To do so we only use 100% organic ingredients free of the bad chemicals: pollinator-harming pesticides, fungicides and
synthetic earth-harming fertilizer. 
Ultimately we're all connected; 
if one of us is unwell, we are all unwell. 
The bees are just one indication of the present imbalanced state of our dear planet.  That's why we promote a zero pesticide policy and donate 5% of our profits to organizations helping the bees and pollinators. 
 Without the magical pollinators we are at risk of losing the food supply as we know it. That includes most of our favorite foods, as well as tea, herbs, and flowers. Read all about it in The Green Handbook!
Find out what's behind the bee crisis: 


Hippocrateas began in the summer of 1991 in a little organic food store in Evanston, Illinois. It was here that I found hope. I was 21 and in mourning the loss of both my mom and dad to cancer, as well as my brother from a plane crash. I was stressed, depressed, and practically penniless with a bundle of stubborn health crises that weren't going away. Up until then I thought I knew all there was about health and eating well. After seeking help from doctors that provided no relief, I embarked on an organic diet and started making herbal medicinal teas for myself. As if by magic, my health returned. My journey into the world of holistic health and interconnections with environmental health began. 



The Green Handbook, Earth + Health


The vision for this book was born in 1991 shortly after I started healing. As I was learning the incredible ways the right food can turn people's health around, I experienced a surreal and profound series of dreams over the course of 7 nights. Eventually, I realized the message and what I had to d: Sharing this information with people, in a book. Everyday at the Green Earth, my inspiration grew as the little plaque on the wall peaked over at me. Could preventing and healing from disease really be that simple?

"Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food."

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine.

 The Green Handbook gives you full access to jaw-dropping information thoroughly documented and backed with scientific research and evidence. 

Discover the secrets the food industry has been hiding.

Get to know your food and how to nourish thyself.

Don't delay, jumpstart your health and get the low down on food, water, and outsmarting toxins with solutions that make a difference for you, your family, and the planet. 


Get the Book Here!

Field of Red Clover


Hippocrateas creates small batch, hand crafted

organic herbal infusions designed to restore,

nourish, and protect. All of our herbal recipes are unique and designed in house, and not found anywhere else.

We also now provide organic fair trade certified 

traditional teas, many with special herbal notes added. 

Our teas are 100% organic, free of GMOs and never with any sugar added or anything artificial, just 100% goodness.


Packaging matters. That's why our teas are provided in glass mason jars that are reusable and collectible. We don't use any toxic materials in any step of our processing. Our labels are designed with recycled kraft paper and nontoxic glue. We've actually moved away from labeling the jars to save even more paper,

so just the lids will have the label. 


And if you wish to have your tea in tea bags we only use unbleached biodegradable tea bags free of glue, adhesives and plastic! Our teabags may not be fancy like some of the nylon ones you'll find by other commercial tea brands, but we care more about doing right by the environment than looking fancy. We keep it simple and natural, good for you good for bees!  To us, if it doesn't biodegrade and isn't compostable we won't use it.  To us, every step matters; we don't overlook even the basics. We are committed to your health as well as the health of all creatures on this planet. 


We are dedicated to providing you and your family with teas and herbal infusions created from the best ingredients available.  The best cannot be compromised, and the farming methods and entire process must be sustainable, organic and free of pesticides. Until we have our own organic farm,

we will continue to use plants from farms

and growers we trust.  

Say NO to Pesticides means saying no to GMOs. 

Learn more about Mountain


Hippocrateas Loves Bees, Loves You


Hippocrateas donates 5% of our profits to protect people

and planet from disease causing substances.

We're especially concerned with bees and pollinator survival.

               Through protecting the planet, we protect ourselves. 

Organizations we support include:

  • Gilda's Club of Chicago, The Rachel Carson Council

  • The Pesticide Action Network, The V Foundation

  • Organic Consumers Association

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, The Sierra Club



Because we all encounter toxins in this modern world and are at risk of various health challenges, everything we can do to help nourish and strengthen our immune system is valid.

Through Hippocrateas we offer the gifts from nature to you safely and soundly.

Tea Kitchen @ Hippie Teas



 "Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food."   Known throughout the world as the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates is perhaps best known for believing in the power of nutrition to heal disease and illness. 


The Hippocratic Oath of 'thou shall do no harm,' is named after him for a reason.

"It was Hippocrates who finally freed medicine from the shackles of magic, superstition, and the supernatural. Hippocrates collected data and conducted experiments to show that disease was a natural process; that the signs and symptoms of a disease were caused by the natural reactions of the body to the disease process; and that the chief role of the physician was to aid the natural resistance of the body to overcome the metabolic imbalance and restore health and harmony to the organism.  Hippocrates was born on the island of Cos, off the southwest coast of Asia Minor, or present-day Turkey, around 460 B.C.  


Painting located in Paris, Bibliothèque nationale


Exclusive Recipes

our recipes are designed in house-- unique, original, and not available anywhere else.

100% Organic

All our teas are made with only organic ingredients, no sugar and nothing artificial added.


We are passionate about wholistic organic nutrition and herbal medicine. We've been committed to organic farming since 1990.

All Natural

We care about your health. Protecting your health equates with protecting the earth as well. Our teas contain no additives and nothing artificial, no sugar, no artificial flavors.

You and Nature

Nature can change your life. Hippocrateas brings nature to you in a most nourishing way, through herbal tea infusions.

5% to Save the Bees

5% of our profits go to helping save the bees and pollinators. To proect people, this is crucial. Saving pollinators will save the natural food supply.  Bees and pollinators are dying primarily from exposure to toxins found in farming & gardening: chemical pesticides, synthetic harmful fertilizers, and fungicides.

With You and the Earth in Mind

Our teas are created with your health and the wellness of our planet in mind.


We collaborate with like-minded people and organizations who have    your's, your family and the earth's best interest at heart.

Help us reach our goal to get our first tea truck so we can provide free hot tea to the homeless in Chicago.


We are the most sustainable tea company anywhere. 

All our teas, wrapping and packaging is biodegradable, compostable, and nontoxic. 

Small Business with a Purpose

We are a small business with a purpose to help humanity and the planet as a whole. Every cup you drink helps us help everyone. Thank you.

organic    sustainable    nonGMO    compostable     biodegradable    no sugar   no nonsense  100% goodness

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Made in Chicago, Illinois

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Hippocrateas, aka Hippie Teas


 the tea for bees

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